The Honda Avancier has been internationally revealed at the ongoing Auto China 2016. The Avancier, which was first previewed by the Concept D, will exclusively go on sale in China. Positioned above the CR-V, the Avancier becomes Honda’s flagship crossover. It will be manufactured solely in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture, and compete with cars like the Ford Edge, the Toyota Highlander, and the upcoming Volkswagen CrossBlue.
Up front, the Avancier gets a chunky chrome strip running across its massive grille, while the svelte headlamps bask in LED powered mastery. The front bumper is rounded off with LED fog lamps. In profile, the Avancier starts off like any other utility vehicle, but the roof-line abruptly slants after the C-pillar, creating a fastback shape; well, somewhat. The tail lamps are chunky and horizontally aligned, while a scuff plate sits between the double exhaust tips.
Not much of the Avancier’s interiors have been revealed, apart from a sole image of the dashboard, but things look relatively plush and all-black. There’s a massive, ‘floating touch-screen’ on the centre console between the air vents, while the high central tunnel culminates into the rear AC vents. The Avancier will be powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox, sending horses to all four wheels. Honda hasn’t released specifications of the engine yet. Later on a hybrid variant will join the Avancier range.